Herne Bay Counsellor Training

Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts

If you are thinking of becoming a professional counsellor, this course is the first step and will help you decide whether you wish to undertake the subsequent two courses you would need to complete.  It would also be a beneficial and rewarding course for anyone who works or volunteers in professions where listening skills are invaluable, such as teachers, social workers or health care.

What is involved in the course?
The course will provide a basic understanding of

  • What counselling is
  • Different counselling theories
  • The environment in which counselling takes place
  • Ethical issues relating to counselling
  • Personal qualities relevant to counsellors and helping role professionals
  • Personal development and self-understanding
  • Counselling skills including listening and communication skills

This is a 11-week programme, for 3 hours per week.
You will also need to allow time for reading and assignments.

You will be assessed using various means including written assignments, a weekly reflective journal, and observed practice.

£320 for the ten weeks, including registration fees. This can be paid in full or by means of a £120 deposit and a further 2 monthly payments of £100 by standing order.


Autumn Course: 

Induction Day:  Monday 16th September 2019 - 9.30am - 12.30pm

Course begins: Monday 23rd September 2019

Course ends:  Monday 2nd December 2019

Spring Course:

Induction Day: Thursday 27th February 2020 - 6pm - 9pm

Course begins Thursday 5th March 2020 - 6pm until 9pm

Course Ends:  Thursday 21st May 2020

Entry requirements: 
All candidates will need to attend a personal interview.

Core Staff:

Alison Marsh MBACP

On successful completion of this course, trainees can progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

How to Apply:
For an application form please contact us on 01227 634004, or by email hbcounsellortraining@gmail.com.